Surrounded by his family, Tony (Efraim) Evreniadis passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his residence. He was born on June 10, 1919, in Asia Minor, son of Dimitri and Despina Evreniadis. On January 29, 1939, in Greece he was united in marriage to Sophia Kouimtzidis. In 1968, together with their children, they immigrated to the United States.
Tony was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a member of the Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Racine and was also a member of AHEPA.
Survivors include his seven children, Grace (Christos) Kourtsidis of Canada, Dimitri (Theodoula) Evreniadis of Greece, Stephanie Larsen, Mary (Ted) Karapanos, Stavros Evreniadis, Olympia (Lefterios) Veziridis, and Joseph (Virginia) Evreniadis of Racine. There are 21 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sophia, in 2004; a brother, Hajis; sister-in-law, Anne; and a great-grandson, James Efraim.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Kimissis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Rd. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. with Rev, John Ketchum officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to the church have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Doctor David Ross and nurse Lori, and Home and Hospice Advantage of Racine.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888